IMPHAL: In a matter of great pride for the Northeast Indian state of Manipur, Bala Devi, who hails from the state, recently became the first female footballer from the country to score a goal in a professional league in Europe! Devi found the net for Rangers who went on to hammer Motherwell 9-0.
Devi has scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to score in a professional league in Europe when she netted against Motherwell on Sunday night for Rangers FC. The attacker also helped her side win a penalty.
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In the 85th minute, Bala Devi latched on to a through ball from midfield and slotted the ball low into the net to register her name on the scoresheet and seal a fantastic performance from the Rangers who hammered goals at will in an impressive 9-0 win against Motherwell. Lizzie Arnot and Kirsty Howat also scored hat-tricks for Rangers.
Bala Devi has also featured in the 'Old Firm Derby' - which is one of the oldest football rivalries in the world between Rangers FC and Celtic FC.
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